NasdaqCM:VALU

Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

Value Line, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells investment periodicals and related publications primarily in the United States.

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Fundamentals

Proven track record and slightly overvalued.


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Share Price & News

How has Value Line's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-3.5%

VALU

1.7%

US Capital Markets

0.4%

US Market


1 Year Return

-2.6%

VALU

2.4%

US Capital Markets

6.9%

US Market

Return vs Industry: VALU underperformed the US Capital Markets industry which returned 2.4% over the past year.

Return vs Market: VALU underperformed the US Market which returned 6.9% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

VALUIndustryMarket
7 Day-3.5%1.7%0.4%
30 Day-2.5%-3.4%-1.2%
90 Day-12.3%-2.1%-0.4%
1 Year0.8%-2.6%4.7%2.4%9.3%6.9%
3 Year44.2%27.8%51.1%42.6%45.8%36.4%
5 Year81.5%50.0%75.7%59.6%62.9%45.1%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Value Line's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is Value Line undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

19.5x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Undervalued: VALU ($23.65) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($21.44)

Significantly Undervalued: VALU is trading above our estimate of fair value.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: VALU is good value based on its PE Ratio (19.5x) compared to the Capital Markets industry average (39.4x).

PE vs Market: VALU is poor value based on its PE Ratio (19.5x) compared to the US market (17.6x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

Low PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate VALU's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: VALU is good value based on its PB Ratio (4.6x) compared to the US Capital Markets industry average (6.5x).


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Future Growth

How is Value Line forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

4.4%

Forecasted annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts


Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: VALU's forecast earnings growth (4.4% per year) is above the savings rate (2.7%).

Earnings vs Market: VALU's earnings (4.4% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (14.5% per year).

High Growth Earnings: VALU's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: Insufficient data to determine if VALU's revenue is forecast to grow faster than the US market.

High Growth Revenue: Insufficient data to determine if VALU's revenue is forecast to grow faster than 20% per year.


Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts


Future Return on Equity

High Future ROE: Insufficient data to determine if VALU's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years time


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Past Performance

How has Value Line performed over the past 5 years?

13.7%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: VALU's earnings have grown by 13.7% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: VALU's has had negative earnings growth over the past year, so it can't be compared to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: VALU had negative earnings growth (-24.9%) over the past year, making it difficult to compare to the Capital Markets industry average (31.1%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: VALU's Return on Equity (23.8%) is considered high.


Return on Assets

ROA vs Industry: VALU has a higher Return on Assets than the Capital Markets industry average last year.


Return on Capital Employed

ROCE Improving: VALU has significantly improved its Return on Capital Employed over the past 3 years.


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Financial Health

How is Value Line's financial position? (This company is analysed differently as a bank or financial institution)


Financial Position Analysis


Debt to Equity History and Analysis


Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: VALU has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: Insufficient data to determine if VALU's debt is covered by short term assets.


Financial Institutions Analysis

Asset Level: VALU's level of assets compared to its equity is low.

Allowance for Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if VALU has a sufficient allowance for bad loans.

Low Risk Liabilities: VALU reports no customer deposits, loans are made up entirely of externally borrowed funds.

Loan Level: Insufficient data to determine if VALU has an acceptable proportion of non-loan assets held.

Low Risk Deposits: VALU has advanced significantly more loans than the customer deposits it holds.

Level of Bad Loans: Insufficient data to determine if VALU has an appropriate level of bad loans.


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Dividend

What is Value Line's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

3.38%

Current Dividend Yield


Dividend Yield vs Market

company3.4%marketbottom25%1.4%markettop25%3.7%industryaverage2.1%forecastin3Yearsn/a

Current dividend yield vs market & industry


Stability and Growth of Payments

Notable Dividend: VALU's dividend (3.38%) is higher than the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the US market (1.45%).

High Dividend: VALU's dividend (3.38%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the US market (3.73%).

Stable Dividend: VALU's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.

Growing Dividend: VALU's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: With its reasonable payout ratio (64.3%), VALU's dividend payments are covered by earnings.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.


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Management

What is the CEO of Value Line's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

9.9yrs

Average management tenure


CEO

Howard Brecher (66yo)

9.9yrs

Tenure

US$822,750

Compensation

Mr. Howard A. Brecher has been the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Value Line, Inc. since October 20, 2011 and serves as its Chief Legal Officer. Mr. Brecher serves as Secretary of EULAV ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs. Market: Howard's total compensation ($USD822.75K) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD1.16M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Howard's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Management Age and Tenure

9.9yrs

Average Tenure

63yo

Average Age

Experienced Management: VALU's management team is seasoned and experienced (9.9 years average tenure).


Board Age and Tenure

9.5yrs

Average Tenure

64.5yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: VALU's board of directors are considered experienced (9.5 years average tenure).


Insider Trading

Insider Buying: VALU insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Recent Insider Transactions

BuyUS$4,67607 Oct 19
Howard Brecher
EntityIndividual
Role
Chief Executive Officer
Chairman
Shares200
Max PriceUS$23.38

Ownership Breakdown


Management Team

  • Howard Brecher (66yo)

    Chairman

    • Tenure: 9.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$822.75k
  • Stephen Anastasio (60yo)

    VP, Treasurer & Director

    • Tenure: 9.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$686.75k
  • Mary Bernstein (69yo)

    Director of Accounting & Director

    • Tenure: 9yrs
  • Jason Wiseberg (49yo)

    Executive Vice President of Sales

    • Tenure: 0yrs

Board Members

  • Howard Brecher (66yo)

    Chairman

    • Tenure: 9.9yrs
    • Compensation: US$822.75k
  • Stephen Anastasio (60yo)

    VP, Treasurer & Director

    • Tenure: 9.7yrs
    • Compensation: US$686.75k
  • Stephen Davis (67yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 9.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$40.00k
  • Alfred Fiore (63yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 9.5yrs
    • Compensation: US$40.00k
  • Mary Bernstein (69yo)

    Director of Accounting & Director

    • Tenure: 9yrs
  • Glenn Muenzer (62yo)

    Director

    • Tenure: 7.1yrs
    • Compensation: US$45.00k

Company Information

Value Line, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Value Line, Inc.
  • Ticker: VALU
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 1931
  • Industry: Financial Exchanges and Data
  • Sector: Diversified Financials
  • Market Cap: US$228.429m
  • Shares outstanding: 9.66m
  • Website: https://www.valueline.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • Value Line, Inc.
  • 551 Fifth Avenue
  • New York
  • New York
  • 10176
  • United States

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
VALUNasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDMay 1983

Biography

Value Line, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells investment periodicals and related publications primarily in the United States. Its investment periodicals and related publications cove ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2019/10/18 23:43
End of Day Share Price2019/10/18 00:00
Earnings2019/07/31
Annual Earnings2019/04/30


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.